This one is my favorite so far! Amazing work as always, and I was so excited to see what the background would be! I love the look that you do with the background, having no lines, only the soft pastel colors.
.........yep. You have absolutely outdone yourself this time, maishida. This *is* your best picture yet.
The background is simple but elegant, structured well and reminiscent of a time slightly past. It evokes a particular style that I unfortunately cannot place.
The nightscape is particularly effective at elevating the contrast as well. This piece simply wouldn't shine as well in the daytime; nighttime is the right choice.
And then there is Fluttershy herself. I'm not exaggerating when I state that this depiction of her is one of the most adorable I have ever seen. Your style is already a favorite of mine, but this... This goes above and beyond even what you have created to date. The pose is flawless. The expression is tranquil. The color is brilliant. Most of all, though, the pony is cute beyond words. ^_^ Fluttershy, maishida has drawn you as a masterpiece.
I do love it. I love it lots. I love it muchly. It's, in a word, spectacular! Yes, spectacular! Excellent, excellent job, friend. I stand, and I applaud. Masterful. ^_^